The Star-Ledger-US PRESSWIRE
Eli Manning has been, well, Eli Manning.
Spectacular one quarter, horrible the next. Amazing for a half, terrible the next.
The G-Men need "good" Eli to show up early and stick around until the end if they have any shot at beating the 49ers on the road.
If this were January, I might feel differently, but remember: It took Manning 50-plus passes to barely edge the Niners in the NFC championship, and we have yet to see Manning air it out like that with his piecemeal receiving corps.
It's not likely, without Hakeem Nicks, he can come out on top if he plays only half a game against this defense.